Moutonshoek’s resident sire Mambo In Seattle is the sire of Saturday’s eye catching G3 Caradoc Gold Cup winner Fortune Fella.
Thelatter, bred by Moutonshoek,was given a superb front running ride by Muzi Yeni to lift the spoils in the R250 000 race, with the four-old Fortune Fella fighting back gamely in the closing stages of the 2850m race to post a half length win over Arch Rival and Marmalady.
Fortune Fella, who gave trainer Devin Little a notable feature win, has now won or placed in eight of his 12 outings and looks a genuine contender for some of South Africa’s bigger staying races later in the season.
Out of the Al Mufti mare Carnival Girl, Fortune Fella has now won over R320 000.
The 2016 Caradoc Gold Cup winner hails from the first crop of Mambo In Seattle, which has also produced multiple G1 winning millionaire Same Jurisdiction and the high class stakes performers Mystic Express, Saratoga Dancer and The Royal Rumba.
Mambo In Seattle, whose second crop produced classy stakes winner Mambonick, has 14 yearlings on sale at this month’s National Yearling Sale in Germiston.
Mambo’s draft includes a filly out of a half sister to champion and promising sire Bold Silvano (Lot 13), a filly from the family of champion Arabian Lass and R6 000 000 colt Silver Coin (Lot 114), a half brother to Cape Classic hero Eighth Wonder (Lot 118) and a half brother to G2 Merchants winner Triptique (Lot 251).
A son of world leading sire Kingmambo, Mambo In Seattle is out of an own sister to Horse Of The Year and dual US champion sire A P Indy.